Rabid bat warning on Ga. coast

Friday, July 6, 2012 7:04 AM
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ST. MARYS, Ga. — Health officials in a coastal Georgia county are urging residents to take precautions after a bat tested positive for rabies.

The Georgia Times-Union reports that the rabid bat was found in St. Marys in Camden County. Health officials say people should avoid any bat that is active during the day or found in a home or other places bats aren’t usually seen.

Health officials also urge residents to avoid contact with wild or stray animals and watch for unusual behavior in pets and wildlife.

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proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 07/06/12 - 06:24 am
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What's a "rabit" bat? Does
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What's a "rabit" bat? Does it have floppy ears and eats carrots?

Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 07/06/12 - 06:40 am
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Really?
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Does this bat hop instead of fly?

Beachgal
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Beachgal 07/06/12 - 06:42 am
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Rabit?

Do you mean rabid?

my.voice
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my.voice 07/06/12 - 06:43 am
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Rabit bat warning on Ga. coast

Is that anything like a Jackelope?

TParty
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TParty 07/06/12 - 06:50 am
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Oh no!! Not the dreaded Rabit

Oh no!! Not the dreaded Rabit Bat!! I've heard of the man-bear-pig, but this is something diabolical.

belle
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belle 07/06/12 - 07:20 am
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Ehhhh....
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what's up doc?

Ignatius O'Reilly
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Ignatius O'Reilly 07/06/12 - 09:18 am
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woke up

I woke this morning with a bat asleep on the pillow next to my head. I thought it was sweet, but maybe I should be alarmed. I don't think I've ever seen a bat do that before. I probably shouldn't have given him to the kids to play with. Bad on me.

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